Profile: Buddy Martin
Project Scientist, Steward Observatory
Buddy martin is a Project Scientist at the Steward Observatory and Associate Research Professor of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona
NoteStreams By Buddy Martin
When astronomers point their telescopes up at the sky to see distant supernovae or quasars, they’re collecting light that’s traveled millions or even billions of light-years through space. Even huge and powerful energy sources in the cosmos are unimaginably tiny and faint when we view them from such a distance. In order to learn about galaxies as they were forming soon after the Big Bang, and about nearby but much smaller and fainter objects, astronomers need more powerful telescopes.